During the season, NBA.com editors Darren Misener, Martin Sumners and Jim Reilly will be keeping you updated on all the best news and content from around the 30 team sites in the Conference Call Blog. East, Week 1 | West, Week 1 | East, Week 2 | West, Week 2

By Martin C. Sumners

The Landlord
Known as "The Landlord" while in college, Shelden Williams, who celebrated his 24th birthday last month had a bit of an adjustment in the NBA when he was no longer the biggest man in the lane. He worked through those growing pains as well as the literal aches, as a sore shoulder forced him to wear a protective sleeve most of the season and limited his range of movement.

Jon Cooper of Hawks.com breaks down how Williams fits in the plans of the Hawks, a team loaded with young talent and bigs.

While Williams has big plans for this season, there's another big event out there that's still kind of up in the air.

That is his wedding to current University of Tennessee star Candace Parker, who is embarking on her junior year after winning SEC Rookie of the Year two years ago, then SEC Player of the Year with the National Champion Vols last year.

But perhaps more important to Williams than those awards is that she also was named one of People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People.


Big Sigh
The Bulls, like last season got off to a slow start. Last year, perhaps it was the adjustment to Ben Wallace. This year, the team may have difficulty adjusting to the Kobe Bryant trade rumors. But Ben Gordon lets out a sigh of relief after the Bulls get their first win of the season.

Gone West
Former Cavalier and current Cavs television color commentator, Austin Carr, checks in with the Cavs' fan base as they embark on their first west cost trip of the season. Carr seems to think the Cavs are still thinking rather than playing.

Lockdown
Truman Reed in a special to Bucks.com recaps a recent win by the Bucks and relays that head coach Larry Krystkowiak, in his first full season at the helm, attributes the victory to - of course - defense.

Joe D. Q & A
Joe Dumars, President of Basketball Operations, sits down with Keith Langlois of Pistons.com for an extensive Q & A on the fast start of the Pistons and more.

Half-Full / Half-Empty
Conrad Brunner of Pacers.com answers that eternal conundrum for the Pacers in encouraging signs apparent, even in slump.

Rhythm Nation
Matthew McQueeny, NJNets.com, in his Practice Notes column finds that Bostjan Nachbar has yet to find his rhythm but the Nets have as they have opened the 2007-08 season with a good start.

Believe in Magic?
One fan of the Magic is not fooled by the fast start of the club. In the Magic fan blog, the party pooper blogger writes that he has once too often seen a good start end up bad.

On the Other Hand
Philadelphia fans are asked to stay optimistic. With a record of 2-4, that could have just as easily been 4-2 or 5-1, Andrew Holland, SIXERS.com reports that Coach Cheeks has plenty of reasons to be optimistic about his teams’ season.

The Voice of Riley
Go to Heat Quick video clips to hear sound bites from head coach Pat Riley after the team secured its first win of the season over the Knicks on Sunday night.

Survey Says
A fan favorite in New York, David Lee recently went Hollywood in an all-new NBA themed episode of the popular "Family Feud" program.